Venezuela Chapitre
Caracas, December 4, 2015
An evening full of traditional Christmas spirit and Chaîne camaraderie
" The kitchen and service brigades delivered a perfect performance "

Following the tradition of previous years, the Bailliage held its 2015 Chapitre at the 5-star Grand Deluxe Hotel Gran Meliá Caracas.

The Gala event commenced with the Induction Ceremony presided over by Wolfgang Gutmann, our own Bailli Délégué Honoraire in his capacity as a Member of the Conseil Magistral. He was assisted by Bailli Délégué Fabian Ponce.

After the welcoming reception and cocktails the members and their guests enjoyed an excellent seven-course Gala Dinner in the hotel’s “Gran Via Room”.

The menu was a masterpiece of fine Gran Meliá Caracas cuisine. The kitchen and service brigades delivered a perfect performance.


Gran Meliá Caracas appetiser selection
Cava Vilarnau Rosé
Whisky Chivas Regal 18 year old
Vodka Grey Goose


Amuse bouche

Cured salmon, Parmesan crisp, mustard, dill and yogurt
2013 Placido Pinot Grigio – Veneto, Italy

Duo of meat and poultry with Paul Bocuse style black truffle cream
Sandeman Tawny Port – Douro Valley, Portugal

Scallop and lobster aromatised by bacon and black garlic
2014 Apaltagua Sauvignon Blanc –Central Valley, Chile

Red snapper with mussels, potatoes and saffron
2013 Albariño Vanidade – Rias Baixas, Spain

Apple and Calvados sorbet

Magret of duck, confit in millefeuille, dates and sweet potato
2011 Luna Malbec – Mendoza, Argentina

French Brie with walnuts and warm peach purée
Borges Ruby Port – Oporto, Portugal

Christmas Stollen “Grand Meliá Caracas style
Cava Vilarnau Rosé – Catalonia, Spain

Coffee and petits fours

The dinner was complemented by entertainment from a quartet and the singer Hana Kovayashi.

It was an evening full of traditional Christmas spirit and Chaîne camaraderie.

Fabian Ponce
Bailli Délégué